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Metals Minute 67: Gold Price and Russian/Ukraine Conflict

Gold Price Soars Amid Russian-Ukraine Conflict

February 23, 2022594 view(s)

We have precious metals prices higher for the 3rd week in a row, with gold up 3% to $1,909, silver up 4% to $24.35, platinum up 6% to $1,100, and palladium up 8% to $2,442, against a backdrop of lower stock and cryptocurrency indexes.


The metals prices are mixed for the one year, with gold up 6%, silver down 12%, platinum also down 12%, and palladium up 3% for the past year.

We can expect a paper smash on the metals later today, as some options are expiring soon - especially surrounding gold. Silver is often affected also, as a frequent traveling companion. The last time we experienced this a few weeks ago, the paper target was below $1,850 for gold. This week the target is below $1,900 - so expect it to be hammered down below that over the next 24-36 hrs.


Beyond that, I believe fundamentals and the Russia/Ukraine conflict will return to the forefront. As we have mentioned before, even though these temporary paper smashes occur, they don't prevent the metals' long-term rise. This smash is centered around a strike price $50 higher than a few weeks ago and $600 higher than four years ago.


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About the Author: Bill Stack


Financial Analyst of 29 years and Gulf War Veteran, Bill has been helping families nationwide keep their money safe and growing since 1993. As a Certified Financial Fiduciary® and a RICP®, Bill specializes in helping protect your assets with growth potential.

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